Meet Dr. Sayre-Carstairs’ Dental Office Staff

Vicki (Office Manager) – Vicki has been employed at Coast Periodontics since 1995 and has worked in the specialty of periodontics for over 25 years.  She began her career as a chair-side dental assistant and has worked in both General Dentistry and Endodontics.  This experience is a great asset in helping to coordinate all aspects of your dental care needs.  Vicki has a true passion for dentistry and continues to attend CE courses to further her education.  She has been certified as a medical assistant and has an x-ray license from the state of California. As office manager, Vicki takes pride in her management duties but her #1 focus is patient care.  She is the proud mother of two sons and loves to travel and play volleyball whenever the opportunity allows.

Susan (Dental Assistant) – Susan joined the team of Dr. Sayre-Carstairs in 2005 as a dental assistant and came to us with 8 years of front and back office experience.  She is also a licensed esthetician, but enjoys the challenge of learning more in the dental field and working closely with our patients and our staff.  Susan’s friendly, outgoing personality is an asset to our office.  She loves spending time with her family and friends when she is not working.


Monica (Hygienist and Office Assistant) – Monica has been a dental assistant since 1984.  She has been a member of Dr. Sayre-Carstairs’ staff both full and part-time for many years.  Now, she is here Tuesdays through Fridays.  Monica enjoys working with patients and assisting Dr. Sayre-Carstairs hygienists.  She enjoys making everyone feel at home and comfortable.  Monica’s free time is spent with her husband, four daughters and her grandson, all of which keeps her very busy.

Michael RDH, BA, AS (Registered Dental Hygienist) – Michael has an Associate Degree in Microbiology from Citrus College, an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from West Los Angeles and a BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton.  He has written a continuing education course on periodontal antimicrobial therapy for home study or online credit which is accepted in all 50 states.  He likes doing volunteer work in Dental Hygiene and has traveled to the Philippines, Mexico and Cuba in that capacity.  Michael, his wife and 11 year old son, Kevin live in Cambria.

Lynne (Registered Dental Assistant) – Lynne graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Dental Assisting program in May of 2013. She has been trained to take dental x-rays and holds certificates in coronal polishing and sealant placement. Before joining the Coast Periodontics team, she was an intern at a general dental office in Santa Maria. There she completed many intern hours working alongside the dentist and his staff. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge in periodontics and laser surgery. Lynne enjoys spending time with friends and family and taking care of her beloved pets.

Paso Robles Dental OfficeJulia (Registered Dental Hygienist) – has lived in San Luis Obispo County for more than 25 years. Both a graduate from San Luis Obispo High School and UCSB, she has a bachelor’s degree in BioPsychology and worked part-time as a dental assistant while attending college. Since 2005, she has been a registered dental hygienist working in SLO County and hasn’t looked back! She is always learning and enjoys sharing her growing knowledge of dentistry and greatly enjoys learning all kinds of things from her patients! Julia also enjoys hiking, travel, cooking, working in the yard and garden, her pets, and most of all family and friends.

Janna (Registered Dental Hygienist) – Janna graduated from the University of Iowa in 1975 with a major in Dental Hygiene. Her career of 30 plus years as a hygienist has been primarily in the specialty of Periodontics. She is constantly amazed at the changes in treatment of periodontal disease in the years she has been in the field. The learning process is never ending. She strives to share with her patients the information she learns and what might be relevant to them. On a personal note she enjoys reading, walking her dog Roxie, and helping her husband with the garden and other home improvement projects. Janna and her husband have three adult children.

Jani (Registered Dental Hygienist) – Jani graduated from Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971.  She worked for Dr. Sayre-Carstairs for 10 years as a Dental Hygienist and then left the area to be with her daughter in Idaho.  She has recently moved back to San Luis Obispo and is happy to again be working for Dr. Sayre-Carstairs. Jani has worked many years in both general dentistry and periodontics.  In addition to her skills and experience as a Dental Hygienist, she also taught in the Dental Hygiene Department at Fresno City College for 10 years. Jani’s daughter is a pharmacist in Washington state and her son is a police officer here in San Luis Obispo.  She enjoys reading, running and kayaking.  Jani looks forward to helping her patients achieve their optimum dental health.